Monthly Archives: January 2017
Emmett Till Accuser Reveals She Fabricated Her Testimony
In a new book named ‘The Blood of Emmett Till‘ out next week, author Timothy Tyson reveals that he engaged in a conversation with Carolyn Bryant Donham back in 2002 about Emmett’s death. She is the woman who accused Emmett of whistling at her back in 1955.
As a result, a group of white men burst into the home of 14-year-old Emmett Till, kidnapped him, tortured, mutilated and shot him and dumped him in the Tallahatchie River. This year, long after his murderers were found Not Guilty and the passing of Emmett’s mother, Donham has something to confess.
“I made it up.”
Much to Tyson’s surprise, the now elderly woman (who has been married twice since her relatives slaughtered the teenage boy) had this to say when she was asked about she had accused him of doing to her.
That part’s not true.
Yes, the 82-year old now claims that the incident in which she claimed saw Till make lewd remarks towards her and threatened her safety was a lie.
Vanity Fair adds:
As for the rest of what happened that evening in the country store, she said she couldn’t remember. She reflective in Timothy Tyson’s presence, wistfully volunteering, “Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him.”
She also admitted she “felt tender sorrow,” Tyson would note, “for Mamie Till-Mobley”—Emmett Till’s mother, who died in 2003 after a lifetime spent crusading for civil rights. (She had bravely insisted that her son’s casket remain open at his funeral in order to show America what had been done to him.) “When Carolyn herself [later] lost one of her sons, she thought about the grief that Mamie must have felt and grieved all the more.”
New Edition Biopic Pulls Huge Ratings
New Video: Missy – “I’m Better”
Missy Elliot never disappoints!! She is a visionary leader and always have cultivated Hip-Hop culture with her upbeat songs and outlandish videos. Well, she is back again with a brand new song, “I’m Better” f/ Lamb. Missy co-directed the video with long-time collaborator Dave Myers.
Federal Judge Issues Emergency Stay Amidst Trump’s Order
When President Donald Trump declared at the Pentagon Friday he was enacting strict new measures to prevent domestic terror attacks, there were few within his government who knew exactly what he meant. According to CNN, Administration officials weren’t immediately sure which countries’ citizens would be barred from entering the United States. The Department of Homeland Security was left making a legal analysis on the order after Trump signed it. A Border Patrol agent, confronted with arriving refugees, referred questions only to the President himself, according to court filings.
Saturday night, a federal judge granted an emergency stay for citizens of the affected countries who had already arrived in the US and those who are in transit and hold valid visas, ruling they can legally enter the US. Trump’s unilateral moves, which have drawn the ire of human rights groups and prompted protests at US airports, reflect the President’s desire to quickly make good on his campaign promises. But they also encapsulate the pitfalls of an administration largely operated by officials with scant federal experience. It wasn’t until Friday, the day Trump signed the order banning travel from seven Muslim, majority countries for 90 days and suspending all refugee admission for 120 days, that career homeland security staff were allowed to see the final details of the order, a person familiar with the matter said.
DJ Khaled Purchases $10 Million Home
According to Variety magazine, DJ Khaled purchased a luxurious Beverly Hills home from British superstar Robbie Williams for $9.9 million. The 10,681 square foot residence has 7 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
Check out the beautiful pad below:
Steve Harvey Responds to Trump Backlash
Earlier this week comedian Steve Harvey raised eyebrows after meeting with president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York and agreeing to work with Dr. Ben Carson at the department of Housing and Urban Development.
Steve now admits he was surprised and hurt by the severe backlash.
In his first radio show since his meeting with Trump Steve admits,
“On a personal note, lot of y’all hurt me. I didn’t expect the backlash to be so fierce. I also understand if I’m going to keep getting stabbed at, at least while you’re stabbing me, you should understand my intent.”
“I’m from the hood. I’ve been putting in the work for years. I care about these inner cities because that’s where I’m from.”
“But I’m also very aware of the anger that so many people feel. And these voices will continue to be heard and they should. If we sit at the table, then we can have a say-so.”
“When I walked away, (I felt) there might be a real chance for some positive to come out of what many feel is doom and gloom.”
Tupac Biopic Gets Official Release Date
The Tupac biopic “All Eyez On Me” has a confirmed theater date of June 16th 2017, which is also Pac’s 46th B’Day.
The movie which has been in production for several years was under initial development through Morgan Creek Entertainment, and is being distributed globally through Lionsgate.
After much speculation, the film gained some momentum after the worldwide success of N.W.A‘s 2015 biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ – which featured a brief cameo by Tupac (played by Demetrius Shipp Jr). Leading to Shipp landing the lead role in “All Eyez On Me”
Pac will also be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Podcast Host Taxstone Arrested in Connection with Troy Ave Shooting
Taxstone, host of the popular “Tax Season” podcast, was arrested in connection with the rapper, Troy Ave shooting at a T.I. concert at New York’s Irving Plaza last year.
According to the New York Daily News, Tax was scheduled to appear in court on a weapons possession charge on Tuesday and has been under investigation for his alleged involvement in the May shooting.
“He will be arraigned tomorrow,” said Taxstone’s lawyer, Ken Montgomery. “We look forward to reading the complaint from the government.”
According to the Daily News, he served 18 months for weapons and robbery charges in the past. He also returned to jail in 2010 and 2012 for additional time due to parole violations. Tax often speaks about his time in jail on his “Tax Season” podcast, which boasts a 5-star rating on iTunes.
Troy Ave is currently out on $500,000 bond following the May shooting at Irving Plaza where he says he was shot and where his bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, was killed. Troy’s legal team claims he somehow took the gun away from the shooter and fired back in self-defense.
Troy’s lawyer Scott Leemon issued a statement on the matter, though he would not identify anyone as the shooter at this time. “As I told you day one, Troy was a victim,” Leemon explained. “[Troy] was shot by someone else and his friend and bodyguard died a hero.”
New Music: J. Cole – “High for Hours”
J. Cole gifted his fans with more new music. He reserved to release“High for Hours,” for MLK day where the rapper spews lyrics about politics, power and the revolution. The track was produced by Elite and Cam O’bi.
Take a listen to the reflective track below: